Thursday, 19 January 2012

"Defy The Dictator", The New Name For Subsidy Protest

former Minister of Education, Prof. Ben Nwabueze...The new Face Of The Fight Against Goodluck 

former Minister of Education, Prof. Ben Nwabueze...
The new Face Of The Fight Against Goodluck

Following week-long protest against government’s withdrawal of subsidy, President Goodluck Jonathan began a security crackdown in major cities to forestall further protests. Troops were deployed to the streets and soldiers have been present in Lagos streets since Monday despite the governor’s demand for their withdrawal. A group of Lagosian's marched on the streets to protest the military occupation, calling it “Defy the Dictator” march.  
Defy The Dictator Protesters In Lagos

Defy The Dictator Protests; A protester who fainted from teargas Fume

During the “Defy The Dictator,” march, the protesters converged at the house of assembly to demand the immediate withdrawal of soldiers from the streets of Lagos and the reversal of the pump price of petrol to N65.

The protesters then began to march from the assembly complex at Alausa, Ikeja to the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota, having obtained a permit from the state government to hold a rally there.

The park was the venue of five days of rallies, where various speakers spoke for five days against the removal of fuel subsidy.
However, they were warned by policemen not to go beyond the house of assembly to the park.....

A Mobile Police Unit Moving Against The Defy The Dictators  Protesters

Defy The Dictator  Protest Leaders Addressing the protesters.
...Led by a former Minister of Education, Prof. Ben Nwabueze; human rights lawyers,
 Dr. Tunji Braithwaite and Mr. Festus Keyamo, they defied the police warning and continued
 towards the park.

Military Men On The Streets Of Lagos; Cause Of The "Defy The Dictator" Protests

Military Men, Lounging About On The Streets Of Lagos.

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